This Ranger Rick series is a level one reader, and lays out basic facts about polar bears in simple, easy to read language. Large print accompanies full color photographic illustrations. Starting with the premise that the reader has wished to be a polar bear, the basic ways these bears function in regards to shelter, food, and communication are laid out nicely.
It's easy to get caught up in picture books with young readers and forget to pair some of these books with nonfiction titles. Many older readers love nonfiction, so it's important to vary a beginning reader's selections as well. The Ranger Rick titles are good ones about animals, as are the National Geographic Readers, and a trip to the local library will help find additional titles and series to fill in any knowledge gaps.